Steel is rising into place on the three-story, 340,000-square-foot High Tech High School under construction at the end of Paul Amico Way, located in Laurel Hill Park, in southern Secaucus, New Jersey. The new vocational school will boast four academies, including performing arts, applied sciences, culinary arts, and architecture and engineering, the Jersey Journal reported. There will also be a cafeteria, a 350-seat theater, and a parking garage, according to Real Estate Weekly. The Hudson County Improvement Authority and the Hudson County Schools of Technology are the developers. DMR Architects is the design architect, while RSC Architects is serving as the executive architect. Opening is expected in September of 2018.
An anonymous Flushing-based incorporation has filed applications for four three-story buildings at 109-03 34th Avenue and 33-39 through 33-43 109th Street, in North Corona. Two of the buildings will each contain three residential units, while the other two will contain medical offices on their ground floors, followed by two apartments each. Across all four buildings, the residential units should average 777 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. There will be a total 1,015 square feet of medical space. Chang Hwa Tan’s Flushing-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 6,439-square-foot corner lot is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in October.
A year ago, the Daten Group paid $24 million for eight properties on Fourth Avenue between 16th Street and the Prospect Expressway in South Slope. Now we have a look at the 11-story condo building headed for the site at 581 Fourth Avenue.
Long Island-based American Equity Partners is preparing to file applications to convert the 12-story, 350,000-square-foot office building at 440 Hamilton Avenue, located on the corner of North Broadway in downtown White Plains, into 245 rental apartments. Twenty-five of the units, roughly 10 percent of the total, will be designated as affordable. The project includes a redesigned façade and the addition of a 13th-floor penthouse, Westfair reported. A ground-floor retail unit is also planned, and it’s possible up to two floors of office space could remain, depending on demand. White Plains-based Papp Architects is designing the conversion. The project will go before the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals.
Forest Hills-based Cord Meyer Development has filed applications for three four-story, two-family residential buildings at 18-62 through 18-66 Bay Lane, in the Bay Terrace section of Bayside, Queens. The collection of townhouses will be built somewhere on the block that’s occupied by Bell Apartments, a five-building, 310-unit co-op complex at 211-35 23rd Avenue. Each of the new townhouses will measure between 3,962 square feet and 4,778 square feet. Across all three, the individual units should average a spacious 2,167 square feet apiece. There will also be two parking spaces in the basement of each unit. Anthony Morali’s Midtown West-based architecture firm is the architect of record.